Category list : Smoking cessation
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Specialist stop smoking support will now be offered to all pregnant women as part of an NHS England drive to reduce stillbirths.
Cuts to public health budgets must be reversed to head off a preventative healthcare “crisis”, doctors’ leaders have warned.
Health warnings on plain-packaged cigarettes have more of an impact on smokers than those on branded packs, according to UK researchers.
Research looking at the benefits of electronic cigarettes often has conflicting outcomes. Two clinical experts debate the arguments for and against e-cigarettes
Smoking during pregnancy is already known to pose risks to both baby and mother, but this has been cemented by further evidence that maternal smoking poses a risk to the health of both.
Community mental health nurses are being urged to share their experiences about the part they play in helping patients to quit smoking and the barriers standing in their way of offering this support.
Nurses are being urged not to hesitate about recommending e-cigarettes to their patients after a “ground-breaking” UK study found they are one of the most effective ways to kick the habit.
Efforts to boost health professionals’ knowledge of nutrition and ensure they feel confident talking to patients about sensitive topics like weight are among steps designed to tackle the UK’s obesity crisis set out in the long-term plan for the NHS in England.
Problem drinkers and smokers who end up in hospital will be helped by dedicated new services, as part of the new NHS long-term plan, according to those behind the strategy.
Clearer guidance and training is needed at local level for health professionals on the endorsement of e-cigarettes to cancer patients who smoke, according to the authors of a UK study.